Definition of Genus Nycticorax

1. Noun. Old World night herons.

Exact synonyms: Nycticorax
Generic synonyms: Bird Genus
Group relationships: Ardeidae, Family Ardeidae
Member holonyms: Black-crowned Night Heron, Nycticorax Nycticorax



Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nycticorax

genus Notomys
genus Notonecta
genus Notophthalmus
genus Notornis
genus Notoryctus
genus Notropis
genus Nucifraga
genus Numenius
genus Numida
genus Nuphar
genus Nuytsia
genus Nyctaginia
genus Nyctereutes
genus Nycticebus
genus Nycticorax (current term)
genus Nyctimene
genus Nymphaea
genus Nymphalis
genus Nymphicus
genus Nypa
genus Nyssa
genus Oceanites
genus Ochna
genus Ochotona
genus Ochroma
genus Ocimum
genus Octopus
genus Ocyurus
genus Odobenus

Literary usage of Genus Nycticorax

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Check-list of North American Birds by American Ornithologists' Union (1910)
"... to northern Lower California, southern Arizona, and Michoacan, Mexico; winters from southern California to southern Mexico. genus Nycticorax T. FORSTER. ..."

2. The Birds of Eastern North America Known to Occur East of the Nineteenth by Charles Barney Cory, Field Museum of Natural History (1899)
"LINN. Green Heron. Temperate North America; Canada to Gulf States, and West Indies; breeds nearly throughout its range. genus Nycticorax. STEPH. ..."

3. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1921)
"genus Nycticorax. General Characters. — Bill comparatively short and stout; head crested, and, in breeding plumage, with a few long white cord-like plumes ..."

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